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Surprise! Gondoliers at the bottom of the Rhine? Surely not!!
Liszt and Heine’s femme fatale (literally!) – the Lorelei:
Liszt/Heine: Lorelei (text & translation)
The making of a river: the Prelude to Scene One of Das Rheingold, plus that rather odd combination of girl guide and seductress, Wagner‘s Rhinemaidens:
Wagner again, in the Prologue to Götterdämmerung [The Twilight of the Gods] Siegfried sets out in search of adventure:
A must! Celibidache conducts Schumann‘s Rhenish Symphony:
II. Scherzo: Sehr mäßig
III. Nicht schnell
Definitely not femmes fatales: Janáček melds together his tortured heroines and the river Danube:
A slightly delayed New Year’s celebration with Strauss (Junior) and the Vienna Philharmonic:
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